Shared Decision Making in Mental Health Practice

9. Informed, involved and influential

The continuum of shared decision making that we have already discussed can range from properly informing individuals of the decisions that are being made about their care, involving them in the decision-making process, through to ensuring that they are influential in the decisions that are being made.

Given that this level of flexibility exists within the shared decision making framework, we have to question whether it is actually our day-to-day habits, current models and power relationships that undermine collaborative approaches to shared decision making.

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